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Poster: brewster Date: Oct 26, 2009 7:24am
Forum: texts Subject: 1,700,000 free books


Today we hit another round number today: 1,700,000 free books, and now they are automatically converted to epubs for ereaders like the OLPC and Sony Reader.

Thank you to all involved. Enjoy.

-brewster

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Oct 26, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,700,000 free books

Brewster, how about trends?

When will the IA hit 2,000,000?

How long did the first million take, and how long would the second million take?

Peter

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Poster: brewster Date: Oct 27, 2009 8:42am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,700,000 free books


The Internet Archive is scanning at about 1k books/day. We are getting contributions from other libraries currently that are over that, but few other projects have more than 100k books.

We are continuing to get contributions from users that are downloading from Google.

-brewster

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Oct 27, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,700,000 free books

Thanks, I suppose, but how long did the first million take, how long will the second take.

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Poster: garthus Date: Oct 27, 2009 6:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,700,000 free books

Well done to everyone.

Gerry